Fence Sitter

Sandler, Neal
May 2007
Red Herring;5/28/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 17/18, p36
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Israeli computer engineer Zvi Schreiber whose latest venture, Global Hosted Operating System (G.ho.st), is located in Ramallah, Palestine. The company was set up by Schreiber with his Palestinian partner Tareq Maayah. Schreiber says that, despite the constraints and difficulties, he so far has not encountered outright opposition from Palestinian authorities. G.ho.st is based on Schreiber's idea of building a virtual computer inside a browser, which also serves as a Web operating system. The company is targeting students and developing-world users who in many cases do not have their own computers.


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